METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE APRIL 26, 2002 GAME:
April 28, 2002
I didn't get to see this game in person or the first time it was on TV, but the re-broadcast was unique. Most of the time, you get an edited rebroadcast, chopping out innings to fit into a time frame. But the quickness of this game (1:53) made that unnecessary. It was a real joy to watch because the pace was so QUICK. It's been a long time since I've seen a Met pitcher in "the zone" the way Estes was this night. Strike after strike after strike. I don't recall him looking this good since a game at Shea in late 1998, when he came in with the Giants and shut the Mets down.
March 14, 2005
One of the best pitched games in franchise history. I always enjoy a good old fashioned 1-0 pitcher's duel rather than a 10-9 slugfest. Two young southpaws working quickly, getting it done in under 2 hours. Ex-Met Rusch pitches a gem despite being the hard luck loser, but Estes even though he wasn't successful in Flushing, pitches one of the many 1-hitters in Met history. To this day, still no no-no by a met. Maybe Pedro will do it. We'll see.
April 28, 2006
Shawn Estes for ex-Met Glendon Rusch. Estes had one of the best pitching performances in Mets history, giving up one hit and the Mets won.